For many years now, Iran has been on the receiving end of sanctions from all quarters including the US government, the EU, and the UN among other international bodies. Iran has been receiving these sanctions because it is a security threat to the whole world. Iran has been known to be harboring and supporting terror groups. Nuclear weapons have also been found in Iran and Iran has been supporting the making of these weapons as well for years. All efforts to dissuade Iran have been quite unsuccessful over the years. This and many more vices have led Iran to this precarious position. Iran has incurred humongous losses because of these sanctions and it is a sore topic for Iran. So much that it has affected their economy and it is said that it might just be hanging by a thread. The supply of goods to the country has become almost impossible and the inflation levels continue to rise day in day out. People of Iranian descent all over the world have also been suffering the effects of these sanctions. Iranian-Americans are the worst hit.
One of the effects that people of Iranian descent living in the US are contending with is the lack of employment. No company wants to risk being slapped with a penalty as a result of hiring any of them One major result of these sanctions against Iran for its people living in the US is lack of employment.
Even the business community among the people of Iranian descent living in the US has been affected. The US government targeted the imports and exports sector which is big blow to people who has already established a market for their products. Because of the fear that these sanctions have cast on people, you find that no one wants to do business with these Iranian-Americans. Even though this is not forbidden by the sanctions, people don’t want to take the risk. To make matters worse, there are people who have complained that they have not been able to buy goods in the US when people realize that they are from Iran.
It is sad to note that even those Iranian-Americans who sent support to their elderly parents in Iran are not able to do this anymore unless they are up to carrying money in suitcases. There are some banks which have tried to help but they get penalized and now cannot take the risk.
Family land in Iran or any other property of business is not of any good to Iranian-Americans because they can neither invest in it or benefit from it. People are expected to cut ties with Iran so much so that you cannot even hire a lawyer to help you deal with your property back home in Iran. These are some of the unintended consequences on the people of Iranian descent living in the US.